Phuket City is best explored on foot. This bustling town is the provincial capital of Phuket.
Centuries ago, Chinese merchants settled here, and tin mining and rubber growing led to th towns prosperity.
Arcitecturally, contact with Portuguese traders led to the development of a particular style of architecture known as Sino-Portuguese which can still be seen all over phuket City today.
The city offers many facilities for tourists, including accommodation, restaurants and some of the best shopping on the island. Not to be missed are the typical asian night markets held in various locations aroung Phuket City.
You will also find Government Offices, the Tourist Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways, and the main Post Office here as well.